4 dramas to catch in Denver theaters right now

Want to reflect on the humanity of it all? Don't miss this week's lineup of dramas showing on the big screen in and around Denver.

Here are the best drama films to catch in theaters, based on critical scores sourced from review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. (Movie descriptions courtesy The Movie Database; showtimes via Fandango.)

Cold Pursuit

Nels Coxman's quiet life comes crashing down when his beloved son dies under mysterious circumstances. His search for the truth soon becomes a quest for revenge as he seeks coldblooded justice against a drug lord and his inner circle.

Set to be released on Friday, Feb. 8, "Cold Pursuit" already has a critical approval rating of 82 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The site's critical consensus has it that "'Cold Pursuit' delivers the action audiences expect from a Liam Neeson thriller - along with humor and a sophisticated streak that make this an uncommonly effective remake."

Catch it on the big screen at UA Colorado Center Stadium 9 & IMAX (2000 S. Colorado Blvd.) through Tuesday, Feb. 12; UA Denver Pavilions Stadium 15 & RPX (500 16th St.) through Wednesday, Feb. 13; Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake (4255 W. Colfax Ave.) and Regal Continental Stadium 10 & RPX (3635 S. Monaco Parkway) through Thursday, Feb. 14. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Moulin Rouge

A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with the club's most notorious and beautiful star.

With a 76 percent critical approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, "Moulin Rouge" is well worth your time. The site's critical consensus has it that "A love-it-or-hate-it experience, Moulin Rouge is all style, all giddy, over-the-top spectacle. But it's also daring in its vision and wildly original."

Catch it on the big screen at Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake (4255 W. Colfax Ave.) through Sunday, Feb. 10. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

On the Basis of Sex

Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.

With a critical approval rating of 72 percent and an audience score of 72 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "On the Basis of Sex" is well worth a watch. According to the site's overview of critic reviews, "'On the Basis of Sex' is nowhere near as groundbreaking as its real-life subject, but her extraordinary life makes a solid case for itself as an inspirational, well-acted biopic."

It's playing at UA Denver Pavilions Stadium 15 & RPX (500 16th St.) through Tuesday, Feb. 12; and Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake (4255 W. Colfax Ave.) through Thursday, Feb. 14. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs become instant classics. When Mercury's increasingly wild lifestyle starts to spiral out of control, Queen soon faces its greatest challenge yet – finding a way to keep the band together amid the success and excess.

With a 62 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 88 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is well worth a watch. The site's critical consensus has it that "'Bohemian Rhapsody' hits a handful of high notes, but as an in-depth look at a beloved band, it offers more of a medley than a true greatest hits collection."

Rami Malek, who plays Mercury in the film, won Best Actor at the Golden Globes and the film won Best Picture (Drama). It received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture and Malek was nominated for Best Actor.

It's screening at UA Denver Pavilions Stadium 15 & RPX (500 16th St.) through Thursdsay, Feb. 14 and Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake (4255 W. Colfax Ave.) through Thursday, Feb. 7. Click here for showtimes and tickets.